posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 12:36 PM
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Originally posted by poet1b
military to protect International Corporations abroad, which almost exclusively benefits the rich.
Have you benefited from the Internet, which is a creation of the military and large corporations?
You mean the internet was created by government? Yes ...specifically DARPA.
Interesting in the context of this debate that much of the technology that has served as the foundation for modern capitalists and thier wealth was
funded by taxpayer dollars.
Does Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg pay royalties to the US government seeing as the foundation of Facebook technology is prequisited on the Internet?
I have often read about how much of NASA originated technology changed the world we live in.
The list is very, very long. From the internet to transportation to medical research...Government is not all bad.
Is it possible that some tiny portion of the resultant wealth from taxpayer funded, government innovation, might be returned to government in order to
fund future innovations? Where another generation of capitalists might further innovate and strive for an equal chance of joining the wealthy atop the
backs of government?
Or do the benefits of that taxpayer money only flow in one direction today? Upwards?
Seems an unhealthy recipe for income inequality? As well as a recipe for halting the advancements and growth the USA has enjoyed in the past
half-century. Just some thoughts.
edit on 27-2-2012 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)